The Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party at the Tropical Library, London

Hey Sweeties,

On Saturday I attended the Blogosphere Valentines Tea Party hosted by Blogosphere magazine. A few weeks ago I randomly caught the tweet announcing the event and I jumped at the opportunity to purchase a ticket (for £15 which I thought was perfectly reasonable), and secure the date in my calendar.

It was also exciting following the #BlogosphereValentines tag on Twitter leading up to the event and connecting with fellow bloggers who were going; a great tip if you’re going to events alone like I do!

The Venue

The Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party was held at the Tropical Library in Lumiere London (SE1), a short walk from Southwark underground station. The building looked like any other on the street, but upon entering you walk up two flights of stairs before reaching the second floor where the party was being held.

I was warmly welcomed on arrival and I was glad of a coat rail as that would’ve seriously restricted my being had I had to have my coat and scarf over my arm all afternoon.

Blogosphere Valentines tea party

I was glad I arrived slightly before the 1pm kick off as it enabled me to see the room before it got filled with people, and it was a really pretty and inviting space.

Blogosphere Valentines tea party

Living Room goals!!

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The Karen Millen A/W16 In Focus Event with Olympus Pen & Inthefrow

Hey Sweeties,

On Wednesday evening last week I attended the Karen Millen A/W 16 In Focus event in partnership with Olympus Pen, at the Covent Garden store. It was an evening of fashion, photography, makeup and champagne and an exclusive one night only 20% discount throughout the store. Also, (and what clinched going to be honest) a chance to meet and attend a workshop with Victoria from IntheFrow to discuss her photography and styling tips.

Meeting Inthefrow

Upon arrival, it felt like we all queued outside the store for ages, before we gradually filtered in. As there were only 40 places available for the workshop, I figured I would miss out as I was never in a hundred years going to get to the event early, but as it happened, I still managed to get a wrist band to attend the second of the two planned workshops with Victoria.

With over an hour to kill before the workshop, which to be honest was a struggle as the only thing to really do was lap the floor of the shop browsing the rails of clothing (with champagne in hand of course). I fell in love with a few items, but unfortunately even with 20% off, they were still just out of my budget for now but I did successfully treat myself to a gorgeous rose gold bangle with pretty crystal encrusted detailing.  I was also given a goody bag following my purchase which contained this beautiful leopard print purse/clutch bag. As you guys know, I love my animal print clothing and accessories, so this a welcome addition to my collection.

Meeting Inthefrow

Meeting Inthefrow

Meeting Inthefrow

When 7:30pm finally came around, (the wait having not been as bad as initially anticipated because I got talking to a few people), those with wristbands got allowed downstairs where Victoria and Jay McLaughlin –a leading British fashion photographer, were waiting for us. Sneakily, I got in a meet and photo with Victoria straight away and she is sooo lovely and friendly, exactly how she appears in her videos. She gave me a hug, thanked me for making the effort to attend the evening, and posed for a couple of photos before we settled ourselves for the workshop.

Meeting Inthefrow

The workshop itself was more a casual chat between Jay and Victoria, than anything practical, although there was the opportunity to try out and play with the new Olympus PEN E-PL8; it’s something I am seriously considering saving up for!

Meeting Inthefrow

Have any of you guys met Victoria from Inthefrow or any other YouTubers? What were they like?

Until next time x

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